Monday, May 12, 2008

Mayor's Press Conference


I spent the morning today at City Hall for a press conference announcing a new set of juvenile justice reforms. I was there because one of the reforms that Mayor Bloomberg highlighted was the City's new alternative-to-detention program, with a special focus on our program in Queens. We supplied four former participants from QUEST, all of whom had a life-transforming experience in our after-school program. The kids did great, even with dozens of cameras and microphones in their faces.

Unfortunately, much of the press coverage emphasized a separate initiative to hold weekend arraignments in criminal court for young people charged with delinquency, but that's life.

Here is the press release from the Mayor's Office.

Here is the story on NY1.

Here is the story from AP/1010 WINS.

Here is the story from Metro.

Here is the CityRoom blog from New York Times.